Flavored Homemade Flour Tortillas

by Pamela

Flavored Homemade Flour Tortillas

You’re never going to believe how easy it is to make homemade flour tortillas. You’re also never going to believe how much better they taste than store bought tortillas. As in these tortillas have flavor, for real! Instead of just making plain flour tortillas (but I’ve given you the recipe for those too) I’ve got recipes for both spinach and sun dried tomato homemade tortillas. Yay for choices.

This first thing you may notice is that my homemade flour tortillas aren’t perfectly round (or maybe I was able to successfully hide that). They’re not. I used a rolling pin to flatten and roll these tortillas out. I don’t make them often enough to invest the $10 in a tortilla press. Nor do I have the desire to store one more piece of kitchen equipment. If anyone has a problem with my out of round tortillas (did I mention that they’re HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS) they can suck it.

Homemade Flour Tortillas - Sundried Tomato Flavored

Adding the flavors is easy. All you need to do is change up that plain water and flavor it. For the spinach tortillas, I subbed 1/4 cup spinach juice (thanks to my handy dandy juicer, but you could puree and strain). The sun dried tomatoes came from a 1/2 cup of dried tomatoes added to the water and pureed until the tomatoes were liquified. You could make chile flavored homemade tortillas by soaking a couple of dried chiles in a cup of water then pureeing them and using that water in your tortilla dough.

Making homemade tortillas doesn’t take a lot of time either. There’s no yeast in them, so you don’t have the rising time and they cook  up in a matter of seconds in a hot pan. I highly recommend not having anyone around while you’re making these. Because they’re likely to be eaten before you can serve them with dinner.

Homemade Flour Tortillas - Sundried Tomato Flavored and Spinach Flavored

So get out your mixer and a pan and give these homemade tortillas a try. You’re going to love them.

Flavored Homemade Flour Tortillas
 
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These flavored homemade flour tortillas are perfect for tacos or burritos. Choose plain, spinach, or sun dried tomato homemade tortillas for dinner.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Spelt Flour (or you could use 1 cup of regular all purpose flour)
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • Add a Pinch of Sugar if Not Using Spelt Flour (optional)
  • SEE NOTES FOR FLAVOR OPTIONS
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of your stand mixer and attach dough hook.
  2. Blend until dough comes together in one large dough ball.
  3. If dough is coming together in a ball but there are still blobs of dough at the bottom of the bowl that just won't come together, add 1 teaspoon of water and this should bring everything together.
  4. Remove dough to a rolling surface and make it into a ball. Evenly flatten it a bit on the rolling surface and cut it into 16 even pieces.
  5. Roll the pieces into balls and lay them on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Let them sit for 15 minutes.
  7. Roll them into 6"-7" circles but DO NOT stack them on top of each other. You'll never get them apart.
  8. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Once pan is hot, lay first tortilla in the center. When you see the bubbles just start to bubble up, flip it over. You should see little dark spots. Cook for another 15-30 seconds then remove to a plate. Continue with the rest (now you can stack them).
  9. Store them in a covered container.
Notes
For Spinach Tortillas
Use ½ cup water and ¼ cup spinach juice. Add this to the recipe like you would the plain water.
For Sun Dried Tomato Tortillas
Add ½ cup sun dried tomatoes to ¾ cup water and puree until there are no clumps and liquid has thickened. Add this to the recipe like you would the plain water.

 

 

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7 comments

michele April 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Hello,
Unfortunately, I believe that clarification is still necessary in regards to the TOTAL amount of flour required for this recipe.
If I used the 1 cup of all purpose flour INSTEAD of the spelt flour, would I add this 1 cup to 2 OTHER cups of flour making it a TOTAL OF 3 cups of flour ???
If so, what type of OTHER flour would you recommend ???

Pamela April 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Hi Michelle,

It’s a total of 3 cups of flour. In my recipe, I used 1 cup of spelt flour mixed with 2 cups regular AP flour (=3 total cups). What flour are you thinking about using? Some of the gluten free flours will require changes to the recipe because of the way they behave. If you can tell what flour you’re thinking about using, I can help you change up the recipe to accommodate it.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 12, 2015 at 8:42 am

I’ve made flour tortillas a lot but I’ve never ever thought of flavoring them.

michele April 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

My question is in regards to the homemade tortilla ingredient list. If I do NOT use the spelt flour, do I substitute it for 3 cups of all purpose flour plus add the 2 cups of flour that are listed 1st on the ingredient list to equal a combined total of 5 cups? OR Would it be a total of 3 cups all purpose flour for this recipe? Please clarify. Thank you.

Pamela April 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Hi Michelle, sorry for the confusion. I updated the recipe. Spelt flour or all purpose flour can be substituted equally. So it would be 1 cup of either flour.

Sippitysup April 11, 2015 at 11:11 am

Homemade is so worth the effort. I make corn tortillas a lot, but now I’ll try flour with spelt, but which to choose? GREG

Pamela April 11, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Decisions…decisions…. 😉

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